classics notes 1-6-08

classics notes 1-6-08 - Terms: Muses: Helicon Gaia Ouranos...

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Terms: Muses: Helicon Gaia Ouranos Eros Eris Archaic Period. Theogony = Genealogy of the gods. Includes Heros, monstors, nymphs etc.Think about the generations of gods. Important passages: Theogony (Trzaskoma, lines 1-4; 23-24) - from the muses - chromian is the son of chromos = ZUES - Muses are singing and dancing - Muses taught Hesiod how to sing. Hesion's from Mt. Hellicon also Muses: Muses are children of ZUES and MEMORY. The muses say what is, what will be, and what has been. Theonogy (Trzaskoma Lines 43 - 50) Setting of Theonogy starts at Mt. Olympus. The primortial generation first. The book is not in complete chorological order, we will read it in a better way. Helicon : Author of Thogany Eros: God of sexual love. Primary creative force in Hesiod's Theogony. Eros is powerful and painful. Bittesweet and untameable. A prawling thing. "Like a blacksmith, eros batters me with an axe." In the beginning Chaos, Gaia (earth), Tartaros and Eros. Those four came out of nowhere.Chaos produced night and darkness out of nowhere, and gaia from her own being produced the sky,
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